Do you remember a while back I posted the top picture of a drawing that my daughter's boyfriends, little boy had drawn? It's Anesha and Max, the artist is only 9 years old. I fell in love with his drawing.
So, today I spent the day and I mean THE DAY, probably a good 8 hours on this piece, making a copy of Max's art work.
I stayed true to his style and most of his colors. I purchased a selection of bright and fun, fat quarters at Stitcher's Crossing, this morning.
I came home, ironed a 6" square of steam-a-seam, on the back of a 6" square from each of the fat quarters I purchased.
I used the piece of paper that peeled off the first side of the steam-a-seam, a tracing paper and I made pattern pieces for all of the pieces in Max's drawing. I think it ended up being something close to 60 pieces!!
I did a black zig zag as an outline stitch because I liked the way it looked and it made mine seem more childlike, like his.
The entire figure is sewn on top of that piece of starched muslin that I made about a week ago. I pressed it before applying the figure but I wanted the creases to remain in the fabric. I like the look and it gives the background some sense of texture.
So, what am I going to do next? I have a Peltex frame that I have cut out. It looks kinda like an Indian shrine. My plan is to paint it, add embellishments to it and maybe even some felting of wool.
I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent working on it. Having a good selection of fabric was key.